This research has demonstrated the fundamental importance of a good start in life. In order to translate this knowledge from research into policy and practice, I work on the national and international level advocating for investments in a good start in life. I strongly believe such investments will accelerate progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
By teaching students, professionals and (future) parents I share knowledge and increase awareness about the fundamental importance of a good start in life. Ultimately, my goal is to contribute to giving each child the best possible start in life to allow it to develop to its full potential in order to create a healthier more equal future for all.
What are the consequences of exposures in early life?
Which interventions and policies are effective in optimizing individuals’ chances of developing to their full potential.
How to optimally communicate this knowledge to stakeholders (future parents, professionals and policymakers).
The importance of a good start in life for human health and wellbeing.
Why gender equality is essential for achieving a good start in life
How investments in early life will help us achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Therefore, teaching is an essential part of my mission to increase awareness about the importance of a good start in life to the following groups:current and future children, students, parents and professionals
• Current and future children